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    01-22-2013, 03:46 PM
Originally Posted by grayshell38    
I stated earlier about heavy draw weights causing damage to the shoulder, well the pros say go for it. I still don't think it's a good idea, but that's up to you whether you want to or not.

Some videos for you do watch.

A Company Mounted Archery Training - How to Safely Draw the Horse Bow - YouTube

A Company Mounted Archery - Arrow Release Techniques - YouTube
Thank you! These were great.
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    01-22-2013, 04:26 PM
Sweet! These links are great, I'm already trying them on the ground with my recurve bow. I'm coaching archery class this afternoon tho (I've been doing it for years) so this might end up messing me up with my students!

"No no no, you want to hold the arrow and run it along the string! On a bouncing horse this is much more accurate!"
"Um...we are on the ground, coach. Is the horse going to be our final?"

Oops! XD
    01-22-2013, 07:34 PM
If I were to buy a bow, what would be a good type that's cheap but still effective? I want to give this a good college (cheap) try before investing the money to do it right lol

On a related note.... What would bow would you recommend when I do decide to commit and get something nice?
    01-22-2013, 08:24 PM
I'll do some looking around, but in the mean time, as you are searching, keep this in mind.

If you are looking for a bow for Mounted Archery, there are 3 important issues to take into consideration:
The shape of the handle. Choose a bow with a basic round grip, for it will be easier to hold the arrows in your bow hand. Bows with pistol grip, shelves or with highly curved grips are not suitable for Horseback Archery.
The poundage of the bow should also be lighter than you are generally used to, for it is much harder to draw a bow from the back of a galloping horse.
The length of the bow in mounted archery is generally shorter.
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    02-01-2013, 03:30 PM
Bump for myself :)
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    02-01-2013, 03:40 PM
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    02-01-2013, 07:24 PM
Oops. Forgot to look around for you guys. Well, here is a good quality bow (not amazing, but a sturdy bow for beginning the sport) for a good price. You can leave it the way it is or customize it. Not bad.

U-Finish Horse bow ! U-finish horsebows [uf-hb1] - $149.95 :, Horsebows
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    02-02-2013, 01:21 AM
Ooooooohhhh. That is a nice bow, and the best price I have ever seen for a good horse bow.
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    02-26-2013, 07:23 PM
In this photo it looks as if the rider is using a pinch draw. It works. Gives a cleaner release than the three finger draw, but depending on the draw weight it can be difficult. Lighter draws work well for this.
That's Katie my teacher and she's using a Mongol draw. She lives up past Seattle and offers clinics in the summer. (inexpensive and fun your horse or one of her's)
Someone asked about where to get a bow. I bought my first bow from seven meadows archery. 35lb Mongolian . I've switched to a heavier bow.
I also just got back from the MA3 north American championship hosed by A company in new braunfels tx. I'm not an expert but I'm a huge enthusiast.
Hope that helps
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    02-27-2013, 01:41 AM
Someone said on here that there would be a clinic for 3 days for horseback archery in the San Francisco bay area next month. I've looked all over the internet but can't find any details. Does anyone have more info??? I'd LOVE to join.

archery, bow, horseback, kassai, mounted, school

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